Dean Ott and Debbie Boult Technical Theatre Award

The Dean Ott and Debbie Boult Technical Theatre Award is awarded to an individual with a serious interest in becoming a Technical Director in a professional theatre.  The candidate should have professional theatre experience or extensive experience in community or educational theatres.

To honour Toronto theatre professionals, the late Dean Ott and Debbie Boult, a special trust fund was created.  Annual contributions from the trust fund and other donations will pay the wages for the candidate to work on a project as Assistant Technical Director at a not-for-profit theatre in Ontario.

The recipient of the Dean Ott and Debbie Boult Technical Theatre Award will work for a minimum of six weeks on this specially created apprenticeship position, with mentoring by the theatre company's production manager and/or technical director.  Each year a different mentor and theatre in Ontario will be selected to host the winner of the Dean Ott and Debbie Boult Technical Theatre Award.  Applicants must be residents of Ontario.

Past recipients of the award are Ben Chaisson, Jason Hand, Alex Harmer, Craig Putt and Patrick Wood.

The recipient of the 2005 Dean Ott and Debbie Boult Technical Theatre Award was Ashlee Cowan.

Download a PDF copy of the application criteria

Call for nominations for the next award: TBA

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